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Old 06-04-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Video of my car's hard starting

Ok everyone, I finally got the stuff together I needed to finish the car up. I got it all installed and went to start it. Well it won't kick over. It tries but never starts.

Attached is a video, I need to know what ANYONE with any experience with engines thinks could be the problem. It has new plugs, new wires, I put some more gas in it on top of the stuff that has been in the past 2 months. Tried to siphon it out and get all fresh in but I couldn't get the hose all the way into the tank.

Anyone think it could be my fuel filter gunked up not sending enough gas? I pulled the number one plug and it wasn't wet and barely smelled of gas after a few 7 seconds tries at starting.

Thanks. vid is 11.6 megs for 7 seconds of ****.

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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

Today I went to check the plugs to see if they are firing or not but I wasn't sure about the voltage the coil should be getting when cranking. Does anyone know.
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check for fuel pressure. find the schrader valve near your fuel rail. should look like a valve stem sorta. test 1: press the valve in and see if it shoots some gas on your hand. its good if it does because that means you have pressure from the fuel pump. test 2: have your friend try to turn the car over while you press and hold the schrader valve. if the car fires and runs while squirting gas all over you, and dies when you let go of the valve, you are flooding the engine on startup. quick test so let me know how it goes
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

Knowing what all you had to do to it might help also.
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

the possibilities are almost endless honestly. Personally, you should start with 1 of the 4 components of what is needed to make you engine run. Air, fuel, compression and electricity. Air is easy, is all around us, but can it flow thru your enigne freely??? Fuel: do what he ^ said. Compression: you'll need to do a compression check. If you haven't messed with the cam, pistons, or pushrods at all, this is most likely still good to go from the factory, but not a 100% guaruntee. Maybe your pushrods are too long, or something. I'm not sure of what your installed. Electicity: are you spark plugs getting that spark or not? What about your crankshaft sensor? Is it plugged in? This one also gets alot of people. If you can not find any of your answers there, make sure your engine is properly grounded to the frame. That alone will kill any car.
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

How much is a new crackshaft sensor, I used the one that was on the timing cover I got on ebay, maybe it is bad. What 30 bucks?

I havent had time to do any checks lately, my dog passed away on 6/6/06 and killed the whole day. Been on the road till now.

I used the stock pushrods with Roller Rocker shims on 1.8's. I have a 216/216/112 cam and .545" springs. My heads are rpm and did recieve a valve job, I also used copper spray gasket on the head gaskets.

How do you properly check for spark?
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

After i get some sleep I will go out tomorrow before work and try the schreader valve test, is it on the passenger side of the fuel rail with a black cap? I think I've seen it. Also, is it possible to use a code flasher to check on startu if everything is getting signal? Or will it not throw a CEL until the car is running?
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a nice and safe easy way to check spart is go buy you a spark tester for 10 - 15 bucks. simply plug into spart plug wire turn over engine. rule of thumb is generally if you get spark on one wire you have it on all wires.

30 bucks is prob about right for the crankshaft position sensor.

also, a common prob on some cars is the coolant temperature sensor. dont let the name fool you though. this thing goes out it can trick the engine into thinking its lets say way colder than it is and tries to pump more gas into the engine to compensate thus flooding your engine keeping you from starting. this is why the fuel schrader valve test is nice.

hope you get it figured out. sorry to hear about your dog. always a tough loss to lose a pet.
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Is the coolant temp sensor the fitting with the "remove before radiator refill" cap or the one with just the connector for the harness?

Hopefully my haynes manual has the voltage I need to read on the crank sensor and coolant sensor. Im sure it had it in the back somewhere.

Thank you for the sympathy about my dog, she was a good dog.
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i havent changed the coolant sensor on my stang yet, so im not a 100% where it is. most of time, they are pretty small maybe 1.5 inches and screwed into the block with a small harness hooked into it. your haynes manual will show you though. if not, ill look on mine tomorrow and take a picture.

one more quick thing, did you try the fuel pump reset button?
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Hahahahahahahaha ahahahahahaha

Guess what. I forgot to hook up my crank sensor! Car is running but has a small exhast leak....
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Good deal man. Don't you love it when it was something simple haha
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

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Hahahahahahahaha ahahahahahaha

Guess what. I forgot to hook up my crank sensor! Car is running but has a small exhast leak....

LMAO!!! Did I call it or what!!!!
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

Yes you did, I guess I just overlooked the small stuff worrying about a larger problem.
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

it's sometimes the rushing and worring that gets us to overlook minor things. Glad you figured it out though. Not having a working car after you worked on it is a sickening feeling.
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Re: Video of my car's hard starting

I have a small coolant leak at the front of my lower intake, away from the heads. I spotted it today while checkin for any leaks that have surfaced.

I have a new set of lower intake bolts and a dipstick tube coming in tomorrow hopefully.

Can someone with a 94-98 maybe get me a picture of how the tube is run around the driver side header? Help is appreciated.
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